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03-06-2012, 12:31 PM
El Nino22
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So here's my question. We have a ton of RFA's this upcoming off-season as well as a ton of guys coming in on ELC's. Breaking it down it looks like we will have to let some key guys from this year go via FA or trade a couple guys who have term still left on their contract.

Signed for next season we have(Forwards) : Koivu, Brodziak, Cullen, Clutterbuck, Powe, Setoguichi, Heatley, Bouchard(?). Thats 8 forwards including Bouchard. 3C, 3RW, 2LW.

UFA we have: Christiansen, Ortmeyer, Peters, Veilleux, Taffe, and Dislavitore. 2C, 2RW, 2LW

RFA we have: Palmeiri, Johnson, Latendresse, Rau, Kassian, MacIntyre, Palmer, Almond, MacMillan. 4RW, 1LW, 4C

ELC we have: Coyle, Phillips, Bulmer, Larsson, and I'll assume Zucker, Granlund

Now the guys in bold are the ones who I believe have a shot at the NHL roster/a look at being resigned for a NHL spot.

That leaves us at with an abundance of NHL quality forwards. Just at RW we have Setoguichi, Latendresse, Palmieri, Johnson, Clutterbuck, (5)

At center we have Koivu, Granlund, Cullen, Brodziak, Larsson, Phillips,Almond/MacIntyre/Macmillan (7)

At LW we have Bulmer, Heatley, Veilluex, Granlund, Bouchard, Kassian,Powe (7)

So this leaves me with the question of who do we bring back? You'd almost have to assume Granlund, Bulmer make the team as ELC's and we most likely bring back at least 2 of Palmeiri, Johnson, Latendresse as well as Kassian. But with the guys already signed for next year, assuming PMB is healthy, we have 1 top 6 spot and 3 bottom 6 spots. So who goes where? Who do resign? Who do let go? Who do we trade?

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